Arriva rewards local children in 15th year of Knowsley Citizenship Awards

12 November 15

Thirty-eight Knowsley schoolchildren had their good citizenship recognised and rewarded at a special ceremony held at Aintree Racecourse.

Arriva works with the Roscoe Foundation for Citizenship at Liverpool John Moores University, to identify young people who are shining lights in their local community.  Their achievements range from sporting success to coping with serious illness and often reflect the support young people give to families and friends during difficult times.

Earlier this year, schools in Knowsley were invited by the Foundation and Arriva to nominate pupils who had shown great strength of character and proved themselves to be good citizens.  

Professor The Lord David Alton, Director of the Roscoe Foundation for Citizenship at Liverpool John Moores University, and Phil Stone, Regional Managing Director of Arriva North West & Wales, presented the Awards to the children at a special ceremony.  Special guests included Councillor Edna Finneran, the Mayor of Knowsley, Mrs Michelle Finneran, Mayoress of Knowsley, The Rt Hon Mr George Howarth – MP for Knowsley;  from Merseytravel, Liz Chandler, the Director of Corporate Development and Councillors Mark Norris and Councillor Ken McGlashan, Members of the Integrated Transport Authority, and from Knowsley Borough Council, Mark Butterworth, the Assistant Chief Executive and Maria Taylor, the Head of Schools and Educational Attainment.

Lord Alton said: “We’re delighted that Arriva has supported our Citizenship Awards scheme for fifteen years now in Knowsley.”

Phil Stone, Regional Managing Director for Arriva North West & Wales commented: “Each and every year this event never fails to move and inspire us. All the children who are entered for these awards show tremendous strength and more than deserve all the recognition that this ceremony offers them.  We are proud to celebrate the achievements of these very special citizens in our communities.”